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GAME SUPERSTITION

WHEN DOING BAD IN BOWLING OR GOLF, DRAW A FENCE ON THE SCORE
CARD AND YOU HAVE BETTER LUCK.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE

James Callow Keyword(s): FENCE= ZIG-ZAG LINE ON SCOREBOX

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Entertainment Diversion
BELIEF -- Good luck P881.2

Date learned: 04-18-1971

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Proverb

The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence.

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Proverbial Phrase

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Motifs added by TRD

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Original BN [V600] crossed out. Replaced with current classification

Keyword(s): COLOR ; Compare ; ENVY ; Fence ; Grass ; Green

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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Proverb

The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence.

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Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; COLOR ; Covet ; ENVY ; Fence ; Grass ; Green ; Maxim ; PROVERB ; VERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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PUTTING UP A RAILFENCE DURING THE FLOWERDAYS

THE BOTTOM LOG OF A RAILFENCE (A FENCE MADE OF INTERLOCKING
LOGS WILL ROT AWAY WITHIN THREE YEARS IF THE BOTTOM LOGS ARE
LAID DURING THE CERTAIN TIME OF THE MOON. OTHERWISE THE BOTTOM
LOG WILL LAST MORE THAN FIVE YEARS. THAT IS WHY THE BOTTOM LOGS ARE
ALL LAID AT ONCE SO AS TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE RIGHT TIME OF
THE MOON.

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Where learned: MICHIGAN ; Mount Clemens

Keyword(s): BELIEF ; Construction ; Fence ; Logs ; MOON ; Rot ; SUPERSTITION

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Work Commerce Business

Date learned: 10-30-1968

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SPORTS SUPERSTITION

WHEN DOING BAD IN BOWLING OR GOLF, DRAW A FENCE ON THE SCORE
CARD AND YOU HAVE BETTER LUCK.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE

James Callow Keyword(s): FENCE = ZIG-ZAG LINE ON SCOREBOX

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Entertainment Diversion
BELIEF -- Good luck P881.2

Date learned: 04-18-1971

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